In the past ten years, no game system has had a stranger, nor shorter history than Microsoft's Xbox. Without it, Microsoft wouldn't be in the strong position they in the game industry they are today, but the genesis of the original Xbox remains an interesting freshman effort. The strangest branch on the Xbox timeline is its performance in Japan, where it was repeatedly thrust on a gaming public that could only be described as terminally apathetic. Granted, the Xbox had its fair share of flaws that weren't unique to the East, but the ones that were still held some degree of fascination, because they were almost exclusively cultural. This retrospective focuses on the Xbox's struggles in Japan, from its first public debut to its problems with marketing to its quiet transition to the Xbox 360 -- but a few good things that came of it all, too.By comparison, shipped unitsinAmerica had passed one million bytheend of 2001. ... the Xbox logo andits black void were no longer relegated to trade shows and city blocksanow they were on television, ... manga series Game Center Arashi, shown making his classic action poses while wearing an Xbox Live headset.
|Title||:||The Unknown Xbox|
|Publisher||:||Bipedal Dog - 2012-07-11|